I recently wrote about the benefits of using self-checking Google Sheets in Spanish class. Self-grading Google Sheets are a powerful tool for educators, allowing students to practice skills and receive immediate feedback. I put together all of the best parts of using Google Sheets to create a collection of puzzles covering various grammar topics. Additionally, I added a fun element where students can collect a passport stamp as they master each concept! Let me walk you through it!
Students start off with a blank puzzle. In this example, we are practicing deciding to use ser or estar and conjugating the verb correctly for the subject. Students read the sentence and type their answers into the yellow boxes.
As students type the correct answers, the box turns green and part of the photo appears. When they type incorrect answers, the box turns red.
Once all of the answers are correct, the mystery picture will be complete. For this puzzle, the mystery country is Colombia and the location is Guatapé. Each puzzle takes students to a different location in the Spanish-speaking world.
After finishing each puzzle, students earn a digital passport stamp that has the country name and the activity. They add the stamp to their personal Google Slides passport. They can hyperlink each stamp to the corresponding puzzle and go back to them to practice and use it to turn in all of their completed puzzles. This makes great formative practice throughout the year, or as a cumulative review before exams!
I have a bundle of 16 different topics for level 1. Spanish teachers have loved using these ready-to-go resources! Read what they are saying about the bundle: